ID# : 49589

Solution name :

zDoop 2.4

Solution description :

zDoop is a lightweight Hadoop distribution for Linux on System z. It enables access to the innovation and expanded talent pools in the Big Data ecosystem, keeps your data on System z for security and reliability, and uses IFLs for processing and analytics without MIPs. It includes Hive for familiar SQL access to data.


Can a 60-second video save your weekend? Here's the fast and easy way to improve big data by adding enterprise data from your mainframe server. Transactions, logs, customers, inventory... Now it's easy to bring them all into your Hadoop distribution.

zDoop is a lightweight Hadoop distribution for Linux on System z. Operators can get started with Hadoop in under an hour if they have as few as two IFLs available.

zDoop enables access to the rapid innovation and expanded talent pools in the Big Data ecosystem, keeps your data on System z for security and reliability, and uses Integrated Facilities for Linux (IFLs) for processing and analytics without MIPs. It includes Hive for familiar SQL access to data.

zDoop includes open source Apache Hadoop and is optimized for System z, including support for RACF and Avro for compressed storage of data. Hadoop gives data scientists access to a rich and rapidly evolving ecosystem of analytics and visualization applications.

With zDoop, users gain the benefits of Hadoop without having to move their sensitive enterprise data off platform. If used with vStorm Enterprise (vStorm Enterprise includes zDoop), then data transferred from z/OS sources like DB2 or VSAM are encrypted during transfer and access to data is offered to users only according to the authorizations detailed by RACF. zDoop runs on Linux within zVM, so familiar management and reliability tools and applications remain available.

With the Hadoop virtual cluster running within Linux, processing and analytics do not incur MIPS charges.

Scalability of zDoop is efficient: Adding additional IFLs scales performance nearly linearly.

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  • Functional details

    • Get started with open source Apache Hadoop
    • Start in under an hour with as few as two IFLs
    • Scale performance linearly with the addition of IFLs
    • Keep data secure within the reliable System z mainframe
    • Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES).
    • Use with vStorm Enterprise for point-and-click import of enterprise data including DB2, VSAM/QSAM, IMS, SMF/RMF, log files and more
    • Provides data scientists with familiar tools including SQL queries through Hive support
    • Makes efficient use of storage with Avro data compression

  • Business problem

    zDoop provides more a agile solution for applying analytics to enable data-driven decisions.

    It can analyze large volumes of structured and unstructured data, and with vStorm Enterprise has self-service near real-time access to mainframe enterprise data including transactions and logs.

    zDoop and vStorm Enterprise provide more data, more types of data, and quick setup in a secure environment.

  • Business opportunity

    zDoop unlocks new business opportunities by lowering the barrier to entry to Big Data and Hadoop for operators with mainframe servers. It extends new Big Data ecosystems to include System z.

    Common focus and discussion of Big Data involves Hadoop on distributed platforms leveraging social media. This overlooks the rich source of customer and enterprise data within System z. Mainframe servers process 60% of online transactions, and this rich source of customer and business data can fuel new insights.

    zDoop makes it easy for data scientists to leverage this data without having to remove it from the security and reliability of System z, and without generating MIPS during processing.

    When combined with vStorm Enterprise (vStorm Enterprise includes zDoop), users gain self-service, near real-time access to System z data sources and maximize the value of the mainframe in their data ecosystem.

  • Return on investment

    zDoop’s Return on Investment (ROI) is in its ability to start projects quickly and to offload analytics or batch processing workloads from z/OS.

    Many analytics projects can benefit from shortening the time to implementation and reducing the time spent on ETL work between iterations. zDoop can be deployed in an hour on as few as two IFLs, making the implementation very quick. With vStorm Enterprise, enterprise data needed can be selected and imported in near real-time, on-demand, by the data scientist, thus shortening iterations.

    zDoop runs on IFLs so that workloads do not incur MIPS. Batch processing workloads offloaded from z/OS can generate immediate and measurable savings.

  • Competitive advantage

    zDoop is a lightweight, Apache Hadoop option for users who would like to start quickly, leverage their enterprise data, and prioritize security.

    With a footprint as small as two IFLs, getting started with zDoop may leverage infrastructure the customer already has making it an excellent sandbox with actual enterprise data and an open source platform.

    With vStorm Enterprise, data can be quickly imported into zDoop with a simple point-and-click GUI, eliminating the need for more costly and lengthy ETL consulting engagements and custom software.

    zDoop enables users to access the benefits of Hadoop without having to remove their data from System z. When used with vStorm Enterprise, data is encrypted during import and data access is controlled by RACF.

    zDoop is an alternative to off-platform and larger, less standards-based Hadoop distributions.

  • Industries

    Aerospace & Defense Industry
       Ship Building
    Automotive Industry
       Automotive OEMs (Manuf of Cars, Light Trucks, Motorbikes)
       Automotive Suppliers
       Distributors, Importers, Retailers
       Heavy Equipment
    Banking Industry
       Banking - Global Customer Management
       Banking - Other
    Chemicals & Petroleum Industry
       Chemicals & Life Sciences
    Computer Services Industry
       Business Recovery Services
       Computer Leasing and Rental
       Computer Maintenance & Services
       DP Education
       Prepackaged Software
       System Integration
    Consumer Products Industry
       CP - Beverages & Tobacco
       CP - Food Manufacturing
       CP - General Processing
       CP - Household / Health & Beauty
    Education Industry
       Basic/Secondary Education
       Higher Education
    Electronics Industry
       Technology Systems and Microelectronics
    Energy & Utilities Industry
       Combo Electric/Gas
       Electric and Gas Energy Services Traders
    Financial Markets Industry
       Financial Markets - Global Customer Management
       Financial Markets - Other
    Government Central/Federal industry
       Defense and National Security
       Environ., Transp. & Pub. Works
       Finance and Administration
       Public Safety and Justice
       Social Services
    Government, State/Provincial/Local Industry
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, City/Mun.
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, County/Shire
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, Spec. Dist.
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, State/Prov.
       Fin. & Admin, City/Municipal
       Fin. & Admin, County/Shire
       Fin. & Admin, Special District
       Fin. & Admin, State/Prov./Reg.
       Other Government
       PS & Justice, City/Municipal
       PS & Justice, County/Shire
       PS & Justice, Special District
       PS & Justice, State/Prov./Reg.
       Soc. Services, City/Municipal
       Soc. Services, County/Shire
       Soc. Services, State/Prov/Reg.
    Healthcare Industry
       Alternate Healthcare
       Healthcare Other
       Health Plans / Payors
       Integrated Healthcare Systems / Hospitals
       Physicians / Clinics
    Industrial Products Industry
       Fabrication & Assembly
       Forest Products
       Other Process
    Insurance Industry
       Insurance Carriers - Life & Asset Management (L&AM)
       Insurance Carriers - Property & Casualty (P&C)
       Insurance Intermediaries
       Other Insurance, N.E.C.
    Life Sciences Industry
    Media & Entertainment Industry
       Printing & Publishing
    Professional Services Industry
       Business Services
       Legal Services
       Management Consulting
       Marketing & Public Opinion Research
    Retail Industry
       Retail - Apparel Manufacturing
       Retail - Department Stores
       Retail - Direct Marketing
       Retail - Retail Food
       Retail - Food Services
       Retail - Hard Goods
       Retail - Mass Merchants
       Retail - Pharmacy/Drug
       Retail - Specialty
    Telecommunications Industry
    Travel & Transportation Industry
       Car Rental
       Freight Airlines
       Freight Forwarders & Arrangers
       Freight Services
       Global Dist. Systems / CRS
       Passenger Airlines
       Passenger Water Transportation
       Post Operations
       Tour Operations and Arrangers
       Travel Agencies
       Urban Transportation
    Wholesale Distribution & Services Industry
       Wholesale - Food/Food Svc/Drug
       Wholesale - General Trading Co.
       Wholesale - Non-Durables
       Wholesale - Durables
       Wholesale - Services

  • Solution areas

    Cross industry
       Business Intelligence
          Data Mining

  • Customer size

    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

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  • Countries/regions available for distribution

    United States

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Technical information

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  • Hardware/OS platforms

       IBM Systems: z Systems
    z/OS 1.13
       IBM Systems: z Systems
    z/OS 2.1
       IBM Systems: z Systems

Date last modified:    May 17, 2016

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